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Town Hall, 333 Bay Street, Port Melbourne

Why World War I?

Why Did Australia Get Involved? Our soldiers .. defending democratic rights and freedoms (The Age letters 27.4.2015) It is comforting to believe that the war that cost so many lives through death, through irreparable injury and through the loss of loved ones, was fought in a noble cause. It is devastating, even to us 100 years later, to face the possibility that…

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Remembering Letty Bellion

Letty Bellion Margaret Bride tells the story of her grandmother Letty Bellion. Her story is a window into Port life through the 1890s depression, the First World War and the difficult post war years that followed. The story tells of a disappeared cluster of shops in Graham St, and the shadow cast on this family and community by the First World War.…

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‘The Food of Great-grandmothers’

An article in The Age, Epicure of 25 June 2013 prompted this response from member Margaret Bride: In an article on how to eat a healthy diet, I recently read the advice, Don’t eat anything your great-grandmother wouldn’t recognise as food. I think this advice is part of the romantic myth that our grandparents ate a more healthy diet than we…

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